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When you’ve been accused of a crime you need the best criminal defense lawyer you can get. Our job is to defend your innocence, protect your civil liberties, and to try to bring your case to its best possible outcome given the facts of the case.

We may even be able to help you if you’re guilty, or if the prosecution has a strong case against you, by helping you reduce or mitigate the consequences of your actions. We handle both misdemeanor and felony cases.

Myths About Criminal Law

There are many myths about criminal law which prevent defendants from securing outstanding representation.

Myth #1 – If I’m innocent, I’ll go free.

We’d all love to believe a just outcome is inevitable. In reality, there are 872 wrongful convictions in Canada every year. This figure does not count the number of plea bargains…individuals who simply pled guilty because they didn’t want to roll the dice on a trial.

Myth #2 – I have to go to trial.

A good criminal defense lawyer can dig deep into your case, determining how strong it is and whether it’s factual. Often, we find the prosecution doesn’t really have enough evidence to convict, but is hoping to intimidate the defendant into a plea bargain. When we can point out the flaws in the prosecution’s case we may be able to get your charges dropped or dismissed.

Myth #3 – A good lawyer is too expensive.

When you’re facing criminal charges you can’t afford not to have the best defense you can get. A criminal case risks your freedom, your current career, your future employment options, your family relationships, and your ability to secure housing in the future. In addition, many cases do not require as many billable hours as you might believe.
You don’t have to guess how much it will cost to work with us. You can just take advantage of one of our free, no-obligation consultations. We’ll be able to give you an idea of what it will take to get started.

If you’re in trouble, call us to ask how we can work with you. You may be able to get started with legal representation for far less than you think. No criminal charge is too big or too small. Even a misdemeanor charge can be life-altering.

Case Outcomes

When you work with the Merchant Law team we may be able to help you:

  • Get your charges dropped or dismissed.
  • Win your trial and get you acquitted.
  • Help you secure a deferred prosecution agreement.
  • Get your sentence reduced.

We handle both federal cases and provincial cases. Our team has experience with the courts at every level.

Why Choose Merchant Law as Your Criminal Defense Team?

When you choose to work with Merchant Law you’re choosing to take advantage of decades of legal experience both inside and outside the courtroom. Our lawyers have fought hard for people just like you. We’ll defend your rights and help you bring your case to its best possible outcome.

Call 1-888-567-7777 today to schedule a free consultation.

Remember, anyone can run afoul of the law. Having a criminal lawyer picked out in advance, before you get into any trouble, is always a smart choice.

Please note: The information provided on this website is Not Legal Advice. The information may or may not be accurate. The information is for discussion purposes only. Reliance upon any information provided would not be grounds to advance a claim against Merchant Law for providing any advice. In order to get a formal legal opinion upon which you may rely about any specific fact scenario, you would have to first retain the services of a lawyer and request a formal legal opinion.